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Howard Mayer Brown Fellowship


To increase the presence of minority scholars and teachers in musicology.

The AMS encourages the institution at which the recipient is pursuing his or her degree to offer continuing financial support. Further information is available on request.


Open to candidates who have completed at least 1 year of academic work at an institution with a graduate programme in musicology and who intend to complete a PhD in the field. Applicants must be members of a group historically underrepresented in the discipline, including African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian Americans. Candidates will normally be citizens or permanent residents of the United States of America or Canada. There are no restrictions on age or gender.


  • Annual

Study Length

1 year

Award Value

US$20,000 for 12 months

Application procedure

Applicants must be nominated. Nominations may come from a faculty member of the institution at which the student is enrolled, from a member of the AMS at another institution, or directly from the student. Supporting documents must include a letter summarizing the candidate's academic background, letters of support from three faculty members and samples of the applicant's work such as term papers or any published material.

Closing date

December 17th of the year in which the fellowship is awarded

Study Level

  • Postgraduate

American Musicological Society (AMS)

The American Musicological Society (AMS) was founded in 1934 as a non-profit organization, with the aim of advancing research in the various fields of music as a branch of learning and scholarship. In 1951, the Society became a constituent member of the American Council of Learned Societies.

Contact Details

  • 207 798 4243
  • 207 798 4254
  • 6010 College Station
    Brunswick ME
    United States of America

More information

For more information regarding this award, please contact the American Musicological Society (AMS) by using the links below.


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